The Triathlete Hour

The Triathlete Hour

Triathlete Magazine brings you all the personalities, training, news, and gear from the world of triathlon.

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May 18, 2022 65 min

On this week's Triathlete Hour, we’re talking to Sam Renouf, the CEO of the Pro Triathletes Organization. One big note: We had some tech difficulties while recording, between internet connectivity and traveling; we still managed to put together a great episode, but there is some volume differences between Sam and our host, Kelly. Please stick with us, it'll be worth it!

Sam tells us how he got started in tri, why he took the...

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This is our last St. George episode of the Triathlete Hour — we’ll be back to regular interviews next week, but first we wanted to bring you the on-the-ground reports from the men's and women’s races, the best gear and things we saw in the week leading up, and we'll try to answer the big question: How did it stack up as a World Championship event?

Check out all of our Ironman World Championship coverage—including:

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    We're bringing you a quick episode of the Triathlete Hour this week from St. George, Utah—where we're on the ground for the Ironman World Championship.

    We catch up with Thorsten Radde for his analysis, predictions, and the speculation the street, but first our in-house gear guru, Chris Foster, shares what new things he's been getting a sneak peek at. You can see his full take on the hottest new gear here. And see Kristia...

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    In this month's episode of Fitter & Faster, Dr. Cory Nyamora joins host Emma-Kate Lidbury to talk about sports psychology and mental training. As a licensed psychologist and endurance sports coach, Nyamora is well versed in providing practical help and guidance to athletes of all ages and abilities, from pros to amateurs, as well as competitive high school athletes. He talks about some of the approaches he uses with clients...

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    Welcome to the all St. George episode of the Triathlete Hour. Today we’ve got everything you need to know for the Ironman World Championship in St. George next weekend. Legendary world champion Mark Allen is here to break it all down. He talks to us about what goes through a champ’s mind in the last two weeks before the big dance, how he thinks St. George will play out differently than Kona, and his very detailed background on all ...

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    This week we’re talking to Taren Gesell, better known as "Triathlon Taren," about how he got into the sport, how he got started making some of the most popular triathlon Youtube videos out there, and what he’s learned along the way.

    We spend a good amount of time also talking about the struggles he went through with overtraining and burnout the last few years, why he's moved away from triathlon, and what is a healthy lif...

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    This week we’re talking to the one and only, Anne Hed — yes of Hed Wheels. Anne talks to us about how when she started out racing triathlon, this guy at the bike shop gave her $100 for the Ironman Hawaii race entry. That guy was Steve Hed.

    She eventually won a car at a race and used it to fund the start of their company. A lot has changed since then.

    Anne had to takeover the business after Steve died unexpectedly in 2014. She's e...

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    We have a different kind of show for you this week — we were down in Oceanside for the start of the long-course U.S. season & the first Ironman 70.3 streamed live on our sister network, Outside Watch. (If you missed it, it's available on-demand now for Outside+ members.)

    So while we were there, we grabbed a couple quick interviews with some of the athletes after their exciting finishes. Stay tuned for a chat with breakou...

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    This week we have an interview a long time in the making: Last year, Jonas Deichmann completed his around the world triathlon. It took 429 days and was the equivalent of 120 Ironman—and you know what he did for fun when he was done? Bike and run some more.

    Jonas tells us how one becomes an international multipart adventurer in the first place, what it was like taking that on during COVID, and how he became a Forrest Gump-like celebr...

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    In this month's episode of Fitter & Faster, former professional athlete turned coach Rebekah Keat joins host Emma-Kate Lidbury to talk about all aspects of getting race ready. Keat now coaches athletes of all abilities—from pros to beginners—at Team Sirius, the coaching company she leads together with her wife Siri Lindley, who coached three-time Ironman world champion Mirinda Carfrae to her world titles.

    With race season r...

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    This week we’re talking to USAT’s Athlete of the Year, Minori Minagawa. We recorded this right after Minori’s first pro race, the very tough Clash Miami. Unfortunately, she was one of the many women who were forced to DNF in those conditions; she couldn’t even feel her hands or feet when she dropped out from overheating & dehydration!

    We talk about that race, what it’s like jumping into the pro ranks this year, and how she went ...

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    This week’s episode is with USA Triathlon’s Grand Master Athlete of the Year, Donna Smyers. Yes, that last name may sound familiar. She first got into triathlon thanks to sister Karen Smyers—who went on to be a well-known pro and win the world championships.

    But Donna's paved her own way, as a six-time age-group winner at Kona, two-time age-group winner at ITU Worlds, and national Hall of Fame inductee. What is the secret and ho...

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    This week’s episode is a deep and spiritual one with Olympian Joe Maloy.

    Joe is now the head of development at USA Triathlon and we talk about what that means, what it took for him to develop into an elite athlete & Olympian, and how he’s trying to share those life lessons with others now — and how it’s OK to not make that choice too.

    What does tri talent and junior development look like in the US?

    Check out some of his insights i...

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    This week we talk to collegiate duo, Kira Gupta-Baltazar & Chelsea Burns. Kira is the women’s collegiate national champ & Chelsea, a former pro herself, is the University of San Francisco coach. They tell us what collegiate NCAA triathlon is like and what it means for the women that triathlon finally hit the NCAA mark.

    RELATED: Is Triathlon Ready for the NCAA?

    And first Laura Siddall joins us for a news-focused Sid Talks. We ...

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    In this month's episode of Fitter & Faster, expert bike fitter Ivan O'Gorman joins host Emma-Kate Lidbury to talk all things bike fitting. O'Gorman, who works with Olympians, Ironman champions, and recreational athletes alike, gives us his insights into what to look for in a good bike fit, how to find the right bike fitter, and some of his go-to golden rules for finding the optimal position for you if you don't ...

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    This week, as part of wrapping up our 2022 Multisport Movers & Shakers awards, we’re talking with one of our movers and shakers: Michael D'hulst, the CEO of Super League Triathlon.

    Michael tells us about how he took a year sabbatical from Volkswagen to try and qualify for Kona—and ended up never going back. Instead, one entrepreneurial adventure in sports led to another and another, and now he’s heading up the effort to—in h...

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    In their last episode, recorded right before the Super Bowl, Stef & Phil tackle the important subjects: How quickly can you become a couch expert when watching the Olympics? And what was the moment they went from working triathlon to just being a fan of the sport?

    And then they're joined by someone they're both a fan of, who's making it all work: Paula Findlay.

    Paula talks about how the Olympic qualification process &...

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    This week we have a unique episode: In the summer of 2019, Steve O’Mara had a crash when a dog jumped out of a car at him while he was racing during a local triathlon, which led to an undiagnosed brain bleed and ultimately emergency brain surgery three months later. Steve’s also our host's husband, so the two of them share all the details of what it's like for an athlete to work through those challenges, symptoms, and lesso...

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    In honor of the Winter Olympics happening right now, we’ve got Paralympic gold medalist Kendall Gretsch on the Triathlete Hour this week.

    Kendall won the nail-biting, down-to-the-wire, wheelchair triathlon race in Tokyo this past summer—but she’s also a previous gold medalist in cross-country skiing & biathlon. She talks to us about what it’s like going back and forth, which skills translate and which don’t (shooting, for instan...

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    In July, Flora Duffy won Bermuda's first ever Olympic gold medal. She'd spent her whole life and four Olympics to get there. And then the whirlwind after was so different (in a good way) from the daily grind of eat, sleep, train, repeat.

    “What I didn’t think about was what would happen after if I actually won?”

    Stef & Phil chat about how Olympic racing has changed in the last two decades, how perfect the Tokyo podium was,...

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